Ministry in Hard Times

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  • Copyright: 2010-04-01
  • Publisher: Abingdon Pr
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In hard times, congregations can panic, decline, or grow - the choice is clear.

Author Biography

Bill Easum is President of 21st Century Strategies, Inc., a church consulting and nurturing firm. One of the most widely sought advisors on congregational health and vitality in North America, he has over 30 years of congregational experience, with approximately 25 years' experience as pastor. He is the author of several books on emerging forms of ministry and congregational life, including Unfreezing Moves and Put On Your Own Oxygen Mask First, both published by Abingdon Press. William "Bill" Tenny-Brittian is a Senior Consultant with 21st Century Strategies. He serves as Senior Editor of Net Results magazine, and is the coauthor (with Bill Easum) of Under the Radar, also published by Abingdon Press.

Table of Contents

A Comment on the Timesp. vii
Living in a Wildcard Worldp. 1
Strategic Dreaming Trumps Hard Timesp. 11
Now's the Time to Return to the Basicsp. 21
The Hard Times Budget Formulap. 29
Budget Items You Always Cut in Hard Timesp. 35
Overcoming the Hard-times Beastp. 47
Budget Items You Always Increase in Hard Times: Worship and Children's Ministryp. 59
Budget Items You Always Increase in Hard Times: Evangelism and Marketingp. 71
Budget Items You Always Increase in Hard Times: Continuing Education and Volunteer Ministriesp. 93
Budget Items You Always Increase in Hard Times: Small Groups and Spiritual Formationp. 99
Leadership in a Wildcard Worldp. 105
It's a Waste of Time Ifp. 111
Appendixp. 117
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